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How To Make Chocolate Curls

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Making your own Chocolate Curls at home is so easy and only needs one ingredient and two tools. Use them to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies!

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The awesome thing about this method is how easy it is! You literally just need your block of chocolate, a vegetable peeler and you have amazing chocolate curls for your next dessert. Honestly, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make these at home.

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Why you should make your own Chocolate Curls!

You can use these chocolate curls to jazz up your next dessert. They look impressive and the fact that they’re easy to make is why they’re an amazing decoration! Use them to decorate the outside of cakes, sprinkle on cupcakes or even decorate your Christmas ule log!

Let’s talk Chocolate!

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Yes, the type of chocolate you use matters. In short, you want to use good quality cooking chocolate which can be found in the baking isle of your supermarket. You can make these curls out of milk or white chocolate too.

How to prep your chocolate!

The idea here is to soften your chocolate slightly. It creates curlier chocolate curls. If it’s a warm, humid day there no need to soften your chocolate, you can start curling away! To soften your chocolate place the entire block (unwrapped) on a heat proof plate and microwave for 10 seconds at a time. Check the chocolate each time. You want to look out for the corners.

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Tips and Tricks For Recipe Success!

  • Be careful when you’re peeling your chocolate curls. It’s easy to peel your fingers! I’m speaking from experience!
  • Warming up your chocolate is a must to get nice full curls!
  • Store these in an airtight container in the fridge. They’re less brittle when they’re kept cold.

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How To Make Chocolate Curls

Making your own Chocolate Curls at home is so easy and only needs one ingredient and a simple kitchen tool. Use them to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies!

Serves 1 cup

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes
Course: How-To
Cuisine: American
Calories: 887kcal
Author: Nick Makrides

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (210 g) dark cooking chocolate block


Instructions

  • To prepare your chocolate, you need to soften it slightly in the microwave. If it’s a warm, humid day, no need to warm up, just start shaving your chocolate with a vegetable peeler.
  • Place your chocolate on a heatproof plate and microwave for 10 seconds at a time. Each time, pick the chocolate up and check to see if the corners have started melting. If the corners show even the slightest hint of melting and the chocolate feels slightly warm, it’s ready!
  • Shave using a vegetable peeler along the long side of your chocolate bar.

Notes

Storage - Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition - is based on per recipe. Each recipe makes enough to decorate the outside of two cakes.
A note on measurements - all ingredients in this recipe are offered in Australian cup measurements and weight measurements. Weight measurements are created by me, in my kitchen here in Melbourne Australia. The best way to get recipe success is to measure ingredients by weight, using kitchen scales.

Nutrition

Calories : 887kcal
Carbonhydrates: 106g
Protein: 7g
Fat: 60g
Saturated Fat: 35g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat : 20g
Sodium: 28mg
Potassium : 508mg
Fiber: 10g
Sugar : 90g
Calcium: 42mg
Iron: 5mg
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1 comment

Nick Makrides June 18, 2023 - 10:25 pm

5 stars
This tutorial is so easy, you’ll never buy chocolate curls again! N x

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